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. and that was especially true today. i know there's not a parent in america who doesn't feel the same overwhelming grief that i do. the majority of those who died today were children. beautiful little kids between the ages of five and 10 years old. they had their entire lives ahead of them. birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own. >> reporter: the president said that the nation must in his words take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like today's shooting. >>> as you saw the president was emotional when he spoke earlier today. it was about a four minute long statement and you can hear all of it just go to ktvu.com. >>> signs of tragedy in connecticut can be seen here in the bay area. at the federal building in oakland the flag was lowered to half staff. the president has ordered all flags be lowered to half staff until tuesday. scenes like this one in san francisco played out across the country this evening. >>> other leaders reacting throughout the day about this shooting. both of california senators were quick to send out statements this first one from senator dianne feinstein. s
today those we spoke to wanted to emphasize the majority of gun owners in america are responsible. mike mibach, ktvu channel 2 news. [ singing ] >>> more than 200 people gathered to pray and pay tribute today. today's mass was dedicated to the sandy hook elementary school shooting victims. choir students sang before and after the services and the archbishop placed a wreath for those killed. >>> a u.s. marine is spending his days on guard. he is volunteering to stand outside a elementary school. the principal is happy to have him there. he is in the reserves after his last tour in afghanistan. >>> very tense moments after a u.s. marine was shot at after driving on highway 85. the highway closed about 2:00 p.m. this afternoon. and traffic as you see there was backed up for miles. the freeway was reopened before 3:00 p.m. this afternoon. ktvu's ken pritchett is live near the scene with more on what happened. >> reporter: that intersection is where it meets highway 85, the marine took that off ramp about 1:00 p.m. to find out why his window shatters and now investigators want to know who sh
and south america blocking viewing services from many users. they blamedded outage on a server belonging to amazon and said an investigation is under way to determine exactly what happened. >>> a lot of people may be headed to the sierra for fun and snow. a a lot of snow has been coming down but getting there may not be so easy. looks like the snow is coming down, claire. >> reporter: yeah the snow is coming down and it's coming down hard causing a lot of problems for drivers. let me show you how bad it is on i80 right now. you can see the traffic circling all the way back there. right now they are saying that is causing about a two hour delay. eastbound traffic is being held at the alta exit where there is chain controls. that is for as long as it snows. earlier westbound traffic was being held this afternoon in truckee due to spin outs but they finally released traffic. at least seven accidents in a truckee area this afternoon in just two hours many of them causing minor injuries. we spoke to drivers earlier who had to put on their chains but were in very good spirits this holiday. >>
paid their respects to veterans today by taking part in race across america. about 100 people placed wreaths on veterans' graves in saratoga. an organizer says the annual event is inspiring people to thank service members for their sacrifice. >> they like the idea of having wreaths out at the cemetery over the holidays. people really supported that and we do a lot of e-mails and lot of flyers and try to get the word out as much as possible and it's growing. >> veterans from the civil war through the war in afghanistan are buried here. mark bingham, one of the 9/11 heroes who helped stop flight 93 from reaching washington is also buried there. >>> president obama is reportedly poised to nominate massachusetts senator john kerry as the next secretary of state. senator kerry has been praised by some republican colleagues in the senate, indicating he could face an easy confirmation. the possible nomination comes following the withdrawal of nominee susan rice. the white house has not confirmed the report. >>> current secretary of state hillary clinton is recovering from a concussion she s
is assisting. >>> officials with the america's cup boat race say larry ellison's oracle team spied on a competitor. an international jury delivered the verdict. the jury said the oracle team came too close to an italian rival's boat and took photos during a race in auckland, new zealand last month. the oracle team has been ordered to hand over pictures. a decision on penalty is still pending. >>> from egypt, early indications suggest egyptians are poised to approve a controversial constitution after today's final vote. an official from the muslim brotherhood political party said after almost 4 million votes had been counted and about three quarter of those were cast in favor of the constitution. supporters of the islamist president mohammed morsi said the constitution is vital to move to democracy, but opponents say the text favors islamists and limits the rights of christians and women. >>> pope benedict xvi granted his former butler a pardon today, forgiving him for stealing and leaking private papers. he was arrested in may after vatican police found what they called an enormous
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